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  • Big Nate Goes for Broke

    Big Nate Goes for Broke

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Lincoln Peirce
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   HarperCollins (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   224

    Big Nate is going for broke in the fourth novel in the hilarious New York Times bestselling series by Lincoln Peirce! Includes a sneak peek to Big Nate Flips Out!Mighty Jefferson Middle School always wins. Then Nate decides it's time to go from zeroes to heroes! Will Nate crack under the pressure of the "Ultimate Snowdown"? Or lead P.S. 38 to its biggest victory ever?This very funny fourth novel in the Big Nate series includes a sneak peek to the fifth Big Nate novel, Big Nate Flips Out.Big Nate Goes for Broke was a Junior Library Guild selection!Diary of a Wimpy Kid author Jeff Kinney says, "Big Nate is funny, big time!" more

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  • Mockingjay

    Mockingjay

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Suzanne Collins
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Scholastic Press; 1 edition (2010, Aug 24th).
    Pages:   400

    Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's made it out of the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's family, not her friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundbreaking The Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year. more

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  • Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

    Life in the Ocean: The Story of Oceanographer Sylvia Earle

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Claire A. Nivola
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2000, Jan 1st).
    Pages:   32

    Sylvia Earle first lost her heart to the ocean as a young girl when she discovered the wonders of the Gulf of Mexico in her backyard. As an adult, she dives even deeper. Whether she’s designing submersibles, swimming with the whales, or taking deep-water walks, Sylvia Earle has dedicated her life to learning more about what she calls “the blue heart of the planet.” With stunningly detailed pictures of the wonders of the sea, Life in the Ocean tells the story of Sylvia’s growing passion and how her ocean exploration and advocacy have made her known around the world. This picture book biography also includes an informative author’s note that will motivate young environmentalists.Life in the Ocean is one of The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012 . more

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  • Caillou: As Good as New (Ecology Club)

    Caillou: As Good as New (Ecology Club)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Sevigny
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Chouette Publishing (2012, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   24

    This series explores current environmental issues and instills in children an ecological consciousness that will remain with them throughout their lives. When Caillou sees Leo's new bicycle, he wishes his was new and looked special too. Daddy suggests they spruce up their old bikes, and Caillou learns a little about recycling and reusing instead of always thinking "new." First, they wash the bikes and make them all shiny. Then, they decorate Caillou's bike with streamers and flags found around the house. Mommy supplies a horn, and now Caillou's bicycle is as good as new. Daddy shows Caillou how to reuse resources already available in order to make something look good again. more

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  • Caillou Plants a Tree (Ecology Club)

    Caillou Plants a Tree (Ecology Club)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Eric Sevigny
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Chouette Publishing (2012, Apr 1st).
    Pages:   24

    This series explores current environmental issues and instills in children an ecological consciousness that will remain with them throughout their lives. A tree in Caillou’s backyard was damaged by a bad storm and has to be cut down. This makes Caillou sad, but Daddy brings him to the nursery to help choose a new tree. While looking around, Caillou learns about trees and their importance to the environment, the animals, and to humans. After planting the new tree, the birds and squirrels agree with Caillou: he found the perfect tree for their backyard. more

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  • How Do We Stay on Earth?; A Gravity Mystery (First Graphics: Science Mysteries)

    How Do We Stay on Earth?; A Gravity Mystery (First Graphics: Science Mysteries)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Korey Scott
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Capstone Press (2011, Aug 1st).
    Pages:   24

    Amy S. Hansen is a Capstone Press author. more

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  • Who Was Babe Ruth?

    Who Was Babe Ruth?

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Joan Holub
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Jan 5th).
    Pages:   112

    Just in time for baseball season! Babe Ruth came from a poor Baltimore family and, as a kid, he was a handful. It was at a reform school that Babe discovered his talent for baseball, and by the age of nineteen, he was on his way to becoming a sports legend. Babe was often out of shape and even more often out on the town, but he had a big heart and an even bigger swing! Kids will learn all about the Home Run King in this rags-to- riches sports biography. With black-and-white illustrations throughout, a true sports legend is brought to life. more

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  • Guardians of the Chiss Key #4

    Guardians of the Chiss Key #4

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ryder Windham
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   Grosset & Dunlap (2012, Mar 15th).
    Pages:   160

    Brand-new original fiction by acclaimed Star Wars author Ryder Windham The Clone Wars: Secret Missions series of original novels concludes as Nuru Kungurama returns to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant while the remaining members of Breakout Squad await their next mission. But after an alien escape pod vanishes from Jedi Archives, Nuru finds himself flung toward a fateful encounter with his own Jedi Master, Ring-Sol Ambase. more

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  • Out of Sight, Out of Time

    Out of Sight, Out of Time

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Ally Carter
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Mar 20th).
    Pages:   272

    *"This episode is nearly three hundred pages of perfection, and the only regret fans will have when they are done is being one step closer to the final installment of this outstanding series."-VOYA [starred review] With more than a million Gallagher Girls books sold, a legion of fans have fallen in love with the New York Times best-selling spy-girl series, and the fifth book delivers the most nerve-wracking, high-stakes adventure yet. The last thing Cammie Morgan remembers is leaving the Gallagher Academy to protect her friends and family from the Circle of Cavan-an ancient terrorist organization that has been hunting her for over a year. But when Cammie wakes up in an alpine convent and discovers that months have passed, she must face the fact that her memory is now a black hole. more

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  • Spell Bound

    Spell Bound

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rachel Hawkins
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Hyperion Book CH (2012, Mar 13th).
    Pages:   336

    Hailed as "impossible to put down," the Hex Hall series has both critics and teens cheering. With a winning combination of romance, action, magic and humor, this third volume will leave readers enchanted.Just as Sophie Mercer has come to accept her extraordinary magical powers as a demon, the Prodigium Council strips them away. Now Sophie is defenseless, alone, and at the mercy of her sworn enemies-the Brannicks, a family of warrior women who hunt down the Prodigium. Or at least that's what Sophie thinks, until she makes a surprising discovery. The Brannicks know an epic war is coming, and they believe Sophie is the only one powerful enough to stop the world from ending. But without her magic, Sophie isn't as confident. Sophie's bound for one hell of a ride-can she get her powers back before it's too late? . more

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